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Tuesday, 8 August, 2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017, Mittelhof, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin
Open House Day - Tag der offenen Tür
European Heritage Days

As last year ZMO organizes its open house day in cooperation with the Historische Kommission zu Berlin. Visitors get an insight into the research of the two institutions in different lectures under the title "City - Power - Pomp". Additionally the program offers a concert by the cross-repertoire band Mückenheimer from Potsdam, a children program with a reading from Ferdowsis famous "Shahnameh", street food by REFUEAT, as also guided tours through ZMO's working place, the more than 100 years old Mittelhof, build by famous German architect Hermann Muthesius. The open house day takes place in coordination with the Berlin-wide Open Heritage Day in the framework of the European Heritage Days.


23 August - 3 September, 2017, Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin
Cours, cours, camarade, le vieux monde est derrière toi – 
The Cinema of Med Hondo
Film Screenings, exhibition & workshop

"Run, comrade, the old world is after you" is the English translation of the title of this program, which stems from one of the slogans of the French '68 movement. This slogan found its way in turn into SOLEIL Ô (1969), probably the most well known film by Med Hondo, the avant-garde filmmaker, actor, and voiceover artist who was born in Mauretania and has been living in the Paris banlieue for more than 50 years now. In his lengthy career as an independent filmmaker, Med Hondo hasn't just made films that reveal the political topicality of African and diaspora history and dared to make artistic breakthroughs in the process He has also succeeded in setting cinema itself in motion and developing alternatives to European and American production and distribution structures...

Tenders & Calls

Call for Applications: 2 Postdoc Fellowships for 12 Month
Closing Date: 30 September 2017

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships for the calendar year 2018. The BGSMCS is interested in attracting outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are engaged in research projects relevant to its research focus. The call is open for recent postdocs (not more than four years after submission of thesis) in the humanities and the social sciences.

New Publications

Edited by André Chappatte, Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi
Understanding the City through its Margins: Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

With contributions by Nora Lafi, Jeanine Dagyeli, André Chappatte and Aksana Ismailbekova, Routledge 2018.

Ronen Steinke
Der Muslim und die Jüdin: Die Geschichte einer Rettung in Berlin

Partly based on material of ZMO's archive, namely the Prof Dr Gerhard Höpp estate, Piper 2017.

Katrin Bromber
The Stadium and the City: Sports infrastructure in late imperial Ethiopia and beyond

In Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, 32 (1), pp. 53-72, DOI : 10.4000/cea.2098, 2016.

Nora Lafi
Building and Destroying Authenticity in Aleppo: Heritage between Conservation, Transformation, Destruction, and Re-Invention

In Christoph Bernhardt, Martin Sabrow and Achim Saupe (eds.): Gebaute Geschichte: Historische Authentizität im Stadtraum, Wallstein, 2017. pp. 206-228.

Joseph-Désiré Som-1 and Damiano De Facci
La démocratie au concret : Les enjeux politiques et territoriaux de la mise en place du Budget Participatif dans la Tunisie post-Ben Ali (2011-2016)

In L’Année du Maghreb [En ligne], 16, 2017, pp. 245-267.

Who's talking? - ZMO in the Media

Nazan Maksudyan
Antarams Reise

Nazan Maksudyan gives a personal insight into her own family history and tells the story of her great grandmother, who survived the Armenian genocide, leibniz, 31 July, 2017.

With Abdoulaye Sounaye
Emmanuel Macron comme un sapeur-pompier en Libye

ZMO fellow Abdoulaye Sounaye discussed with Hasni Abidi (CERMAM) and Hatem Ben Salem (ITES) the new peace initiative of Francois Macron for Libya, Deutsche Welle, 28 July, 2017.

ZMO in the media
Zuflucht im "Modernen Orient"

Mahdis Amiri spoke to various researchers, who were forced to leave their home countries and who found a first contact point at ZMO, Der Tagesspiegel, 26 July, 2017.

Maher Massoud
ممنوع السقوط، ممنوع التدخّل! القضية السورية في مسار عالمي

ZMO guest researcher Maher Massoud discusses the international context of the civil war in Syria in his latest piece, AlJumhuriya, 26 July, 2017.

With Asli Vatansever
Es geht hauptsächlich ums Überleben

Former ZMO guest researcher Asli Vatansever talks about her expericences as a Turkish academic in exile, Deutschlandfunk, 14 July, 2017.

With Sophia Hoffmann
Sieg über IS in Mossul - Niederlage für den Frieden im Irak?

ZMO fellow Sophia Hoffmann on the difficult political situation in Iraq, which remains even after the expulsion of ISIS from Mosul,, 14 July, 2017.

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